Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 1/27/13
As of a week ago it looked as though Mets fans were going to see an open battle between Collin McHugh, Jenrry Mejia, and Jeremy Hefner for the fifth spot in the starting rotation. Since the Mets just signed right-hander Shaun Marcum to a one-year deal, it seems as though that void has been filled. Although the rotation is all squared away, another main pitching hole remains in the bullpen. However, the Mets may have some options internally that could lend some value. Looking at the statistical analysis from last year, the bullpen could really use some help. When looking at a bullpen’s performance, it’s very important not to focus too much on primordial stats like saves and blown saves. Saves don’t really measure how a player contributed to the odds of a player improving the chance for a player to win a game. I like to use stats from Fangraphs.com called shutdowns and meltdowns. Shutdowns and meltdowns are the same basic idea as Saves and Blown Saves, but they’re a little more accura...
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